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John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would become rock and roll, for his jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage persona.

Ray was born in Hopewell, Oregon, spending part of his childhood on a farm, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon. Ray was of…

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  • definitely hearing the morrissey sorrows here
  • Killing myself now.
  • An innovator, in his own way....
  • Just Walking In The Rain is so(ul) touching.
  • So THIS is 'poor old Johnnie Ray'...
  • Great voice..
  • He who influenced the great Morrissey to wear the famous hearing aid on Top of the Pops in 1984.
  • wondering which Johnnie Ray song is No.3 on The Oz Hitztory Blog's Top 20 Pre-Rock'n'Roll Pop Songs List? Well wonder no more! http://theozhiztoryblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-20-of-pre-rocknroll-pop-no-5-2.html
  • all day
  • everlasting!!

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